Paola SangiovanniEmail: PSangiovanni@ItalyLegalFocus.com
Areas of expertise:
Contracts and Commercial Law
New Technologies and Life Sciences
Paola’s practice mainly focuses on commercial and corporate law issues.
She has developed considerable experience in drafting and negotiating a wide range of national and international contracts, from stock acquisitions to joint venture agreements, from license agreements to high- tech services agreements. Paola is recognized as a recommended counsel in the area of private equity and M&A by international publications.
Paola especially advises companies active in the field of new technologies which, due to the kind of products and services rendered, require sophisticated and innovative legal solutions. She also provides legal assistance to multinational companies and to their Italian subsidiaries on intellectual property and regulatory issues.
She advises a number of innovative companies active in the fields of life sciences, renewable energies, software and financial services. Furthermore, she is the key-contact for Italian legal matters of the largest worldwide manufacturer of medical devices.
In 2012 Paola has been awarded with the title of “Life Science Professional of the Year” for Italy by the legal journal Lawyers Monthly and has been selected to appear on the WHO’S WHO in LIFE SCIENCES in 2013 for the categories Transactional, Regulatory and Intellectual Property.
She has authored various articles and has been a speaker at conferences on legal aspects of new technologies. She has recently focused on areas such as clinical trials and records.
She is a co-founder of and secretary to SISB, Società Italiana per lo Studio delle Biotecnologie, a non-profit think tank on biotech, innovation and technology transfers.
Paola is a member of FONDAZIONE BELLISARIO, which aims at enhancing the professionalism of women in both the public and private sector of the economy.
» Professional Qualifications
(1999) Admitted to the Bar, Italy
(1994) University of Milan, Doctor of Jurisprudence, magna cum laude
(1996) University of California, Davis, Orientation in U.S. Law
(1997) University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Master of Laws – Fulbright Scholar